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Address: Glengarriff, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-21-427-3251
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Amazing Ireland

I'm not sure why our GPS sent us this way and to be honest, my husband was ready to ditch the route at any moment; however, if you go this way you will see a piece of Ireland that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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106 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

I'm not sure why our GPS sent us this way and to be honest, my husband was ready to ditch the route at any moment; however, if you go this way you will see a piece of Ireland that you will remember for its pristine beauty and scenery that is breathtaking and worth the extra minutes. This is the true... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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133 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

took the drive to the priest's leap. would not do it again. the road if it could be called a road is not in my opinion suitable for cars. we were fortunate not to have met any on -coming traffic. it was so scary I could not enjoy the scenery. would not recommend the trip

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Thank rodCork
Luxembourg
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163 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The VERY narrow road winds slowly but gradually up to a stunning scenery. It takes quite a bit of time, but if you get lucky (like us) and no traffic hits you, it will be a trip worth your while. The top offered us the most beautiful view we had on our short trip through ireland!

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De Bilt, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Priest's Leap is fun driving. Adventurous at every turn or crest. Never knowing but always anticipating a car coming towards you. And then the friendly local Irish drivers.......

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1 Thank Luuk U
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Similar story to others. Our GPS told us to go this way. When I looked at its map it did look like a shortcut between Bantry and Kenmare. Well, we decided to turn right when Phyllida (I named our sat nav voice) told us to. We followed the instructions and ended up on an exhilarating and terrifying road. Really, a... More 

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Thank Jan N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Travelled from Bantry to Dingle. The GPS told me to go this way. Never ever saw nor drove such a scary route like this before. Nice view on top of the mountain, though. However, it was a nice experience. Although it was scary, I have to rate this with 5*. Good luck :)

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2 Thank Siwasit M
Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This is the scariest drive I have ever taken. Our GPS took us off the main road onto this trail. There is no sign to warn you not to go that way. You cannot backup or turn around! It is a goat path- climbing a mountain with a sheer drop off the mountain. If it is getting dark or bad... More 

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Thank darcey1971
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

When we first turned off N71 onto a narrow street, we trusted our Garmin, believing this to be a reasonable short cut from Kenmore to Glengarriff. But as we ventured forward, the road became single track, then dirt, and finally dirt and rocks with grass down the center and a sheer drop hundreds of feet down on one side. You... More 

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Thank TravelGo2000
Key West, Florida
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64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Was driving from Cork to Kerry using my GPS. I had it set on the fastest, not the shortest route, thinking it would only take me on main roads. Well, it took us on a little trail that goes straight over the mountains! When we got to a pub at the other side, in a small town called Sneed I... More 

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Thank Christopher E
cork ireland
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I walked this from Coomhola when I was a kid, in wellington boots !!! When we got near the top we had to hike 2 and a half miles across rock ,stream and bog to get to the lake to fish.When we finished we had to walk back down but my father was happy as we had caught some nice... More 

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